Friday, February 27, 2009

Learning to Trust in the Lord Book Group



We LOVE it when people use our books for a book group, but we especially LOVE seeing photos of when it happens.

Photo is from a book group for Learning to Trust in the Lord by Michelle Martin that was held in Sandy on the 27 January. Michelle is on the back row, third from the right, the one not holding a copy of her book. :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

We want to be your friend



We've joined Facebook and would love to be your friend, so if you want to add us we be more than happy to accept your request!

Quote of the Day

The man of faith touches divinity, the source of power, the force of forces, and becomes as it were a transmitter, or conductor, of the boundless influence of God. As the electric current travels along copper wire, so does divine power reach man through faith.

~John A. Widtsoe

Down to the last days for February Giveaway

You only have a few more days to enter February's giveaway of Love: The Greatest Gift of All.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Author Signing




Karl Beckstrand, author of Anna's Prayer will be doing an author signing Saturday, February 21st, from 1-4pm at the Murray Barnes and Noble store (5928 South State St, Murray, UT‎).

For more information call the store at (801) 266-0075.


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It's coming...


I can feel it. Spring is just around the corner and isn't that a glorious thought?

It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! ~Mark Twain

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

BBC Book List

I don't know if this list really comes from the BBC. I don't think the BBC would put both a series and then an individual title on the same list. Plus my internet search didn't pull up any BBC story. That being said it still is fun to see how many I have actually read.

Apparently the BBC reckons most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here.

Here is what you do:
1) Copy the list.
2) Bold those you have read.
3) Italicize those you intend to read.
4) Add color to the books you love.
5) Bold and italicize books you have read but didn't like.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Berniere
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo


Read 36
To read 14

Friday, February 13, 2009

Quote of the Day

When it’s within our POWER to give love, we should NEVER WITH HOLD IT. If WE FEEL compassion or empathy without doing something, we may DIMINISH our power to act, to respond.

Mary Elen Edmunds

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Thought of the Day

Sometime in the eternities to come, we will see that our trials were calculated to cause us to turn to our Heavenly Father for strength and support.

Delbert L. Stapley

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

February Giveaway


Exciting news! February is the start of our monthly giveaway.
In honor of Valentine's Day, we will be giving away 3 copies of Love: The Greatest Gift of All.

This beautiful book of quotes from past prophets and general authorities, is the perfect reminder book. “Let us see the virtues of our neighbors and our friends, and speak of those virtues, not find fault and criticize,” counseled President George Albert Smith. “If we will do that we will radiate sunshine, and those who know us best will love us.” Love begets love. Our Heavenly Father first loved us, and He sent His Son to save us. In turn, the Savior showed infinite love for us through His Atonement. We can recognize and feel that love every day. It is our privilege to then share that love with others. In doing so, we will find that love comes more easily when we seek out virtues instead of faults. By building a greater capacity to love, we can fill our lives with greater joy. President Hugh B. Brown taught, “Love of God and love of fellow men are indispensable to lasting happiness.”

To enter this contest:
1) Add a link to this blog post on your blog.
2) Post a comment on here so we can visit your blog and see your entry.

All comments need to be received by FEBRUARY 28 BY MIDNIGHT MST. Winners will be contacted for their mailing address.